Distilled Intelligence 1.0 – Pairing Startups with Investors

At Distilled Intelligence 1.0, fifty startups will be selected to compete for a chance to win cash and prizes totaling $25,000. Startups and investors will be in the same place at the same time on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) building in Herndon, Virginia. 

The online application asks for these components:

  • Name
  • Company name
  • Phone
  • Email Address
  • Elevator pitch (2000 character maximum)
  • Expanded pitch (team, product and market – 7000 character maximum)
  • Startup Category 
  • Company Logo
  • Company's Website (if live)
  • How did you hear about Distilled Intelligence 1.0?

The submission deadline is Monday, September 26, 2011.  Companies selected to pitch are expected to be announced on Friday, September 30, 2011.

The Economic Development Authority of Montgomery County, Virginia, a VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week sponsor, and the Center for Innovation Technology (CIT), a VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit sponsor, are sponsors of Distilled Intelligence 1.0.


VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a self-sustaining not-for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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